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Poor old Dalai Lama, He’s having all sorts of wise-sounding words attributed to him just because some less celebrated person sees a way to foist his “wisdom” on the world by appropriating the Dalai Lama label. I’m not claiming his Holiness didn’t say what he’s purported to have said above. Maybe he did. How would one verify that? It’s just the sentiment seems a bit trite and obvious for a serious Buddhist: a bit too judgmental and cartoon strip.
This was actually the wise words of the Holiness himself
I think the comic will interest more people and ultimately get more people to think about it. Sounds good to me.
I just found several posts refuting it’s authenticity.
Honestly, who cares if he actually said it or no, it doesn’t make it any less true.
It makes a big difference, that Dalai Lama never said this makes it more true to some.
Then those sad some should reevaluate their lives as they should not care about the source of said wisdom but about the words, the wisdom itself. It matters who said it only so far as it’s dishonest to attribute things to people who’ve never done them, but has no effect on the truthfulness of the words themselves. What your are saying is an ad hominem – essentially using someones character (attacking usually) to determine the truthfulness/validity/wrongness of something…